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2002 Château Pichon Lalande

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.0%
  • 94 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 56249-2002

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($50-$58) Good deep ruby-red. Inky aromas of currant, black cherry, minerals and smoky oak. Tightly wound but not at all hard. The flavors of black fruits, minerals and graphite are enlivened by bright acidity (3.56 grams). A very classy wine with sneaky depth of flavor, in a distinctly cooler style than the 2003 but built to age.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Aromas of blackberries, cassis with fresh mushrooms and licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, refined finish. Slightly austere now but should come around very nicely. 15,830 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    One of the best wines of the vintage, this is a classic Pauillac that is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Petit Verdot. Dense ruby/purple in color with a glorious nose of melted licorice, lavender, barbecue smoke, black currants, and graphite, the wine is tannic, classically structured with an opaque ruby/purple color, beautiful definition, and a 1996-ish personality. This deep, full-bodied, elegant yet powerful 2002 should age handsomely for over two decades. Some patience will be required since this vintage exhibits more muscle and virility than normal.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very lively and transparent and charming and gorgeous!!! Just so racy and a good interpretation of the vintage. Neat and with a sound finish - really lovely and complete.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39914
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A classic bordeaux with flavors of black currant, bbQ, licorice, and some floral. Still young and with years to go. Decanted two hours, but four would have been better. Quite elegant and sophisticated.
    Author: Daddy
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    Author: Ellca
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Purple in color. Aromas of cassis, smokiness, tobacco. Still a little tight, I'd wait a few more years to try it again. Some hint of grape stem bitterness on finish but I'm nitpicking.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2025
    Author: Steve Bachmann
Chateau Pichon Lalande, known as one of the greatest Bordeaux vineyards, has been maintained by the same family for more than 250 years. Located in Pauillac, it was deemed a Second Growth wine estate during Bordeaux Classification of 1855. Its location between the Gironde estuary and the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for growing grapes. These two masses of water help keep the air moving, which reduces the chance of rainfall, while the particular microclimate surrounding the Chateau is relatively dry, allowing the grapes to fully ripen on the vine. The climate, concentration of the grapes, and the blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot result in wines with exceptional structure and, therefore, great aging potential. Pichon Lalande's second wine is the Reserve de la Comtesse and its third wine is Les Gartieux.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1714 bottles owned
  • 235 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 235 collectors)